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City council proposes increase on tax for alcoholic beverages

In a move that would raise the city’s revenue, City Council President Bill Linehan presented a proposed tax on alcoholic beverages before the Committee on Government Operations at a public hearing at City Hall Monday. The proposal, which would increase the sales tax on alcoholic beverages from 5 percent to 6.25 percent, could raise the […]

Mental health panel proposes stigma changes

In their first panel on Monday, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Massachusetts sought to showcase their plans to improve the way mental illness is viewed and treated in society. NAMI Mass. invited speakers to the State House for their annual Advocacy Day to advocate for more awareness of mental health illnesses and to […]

BUPD, BPD Bomb Squad investigate phoned-in threat

The Boston University Police Department and Boston Police Bomb Squad determined there was no threat after responding to a phone call placed Thursday morning claiming there was a bomb somewhere on BU’s campus. An unidentified individual called a BU building located at 881 Commonwealth Ave. between 10:30 and 11 a.m. and said there was a […]

Concert to honor marathon bombing victim Lu Lingzi

The Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus will perform at a concert Monday in Symphony Hall to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombing victims and first responders. The concert is dedicated to BU student Lu Lingzi, who was killed in the April 15 marathon blasts last year. “The spring concert is typically held in early […]

Photo exhibition celebrates life, work of late BU student Diego Fernandez Montes

To honor the life of Boston University student Diego Fernandez Montes, who passed away over Spring Break, over one hundred people attended the “I Am Not An Ostrich” photo exhibition held at BU’s 808 Gallery on Friday. The exhibition, which was organized by BU’s Mexican Students Association Mexas at BU, featured 25 photos taken by […]